N.Y. Criminal Procedure Law Section 680.10
Examination of witnesses on commission

  • in general


Under circumstances prescribed in this article, testimony material to a trial or pending trial of an accusatory instrument which charges a crime, may be taken by “examination on a commission” outside the state and received in evidence at such trial.


A “commission” is a process issued by a superior court designating one or more persons as commissioners and authorizing them to conduct a recorded examination of a witness or witnesses under oath, primarily on the basis of interrogatories annexed to the commission, and to remit to the issuing court the transcript of such examination.

Source: Section 680.10 — Examination of witnesses on commission; in general, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/CPL/680.­10 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Nov. 25, 2023).

Nov. 25, 2023

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Sep. 22, 2014

§ 680.10’s source at nysenate​.gov

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